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RATINGS: 2265   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Samuel Adams® Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon zest and Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th century, to create a crisp taste, spicy flavor and medium body. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical fruit note reminiscent of mangos and peaches. All of these flavors come together to create a thirst quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for those warm summer days.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mep3222 (869) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Dirty cloudy wheat beer with lemon aroma. Taste is soapy bitterness with the wheat ale base and lemon. All tastes bitter and soapy almost. Cheap dirty taste to this one. Not impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EyeAmBaldman (379) - Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours dark urine with a thin white head. Aroma is mostly nothing, perhaps a bit of citrus. Taste has a bit of that wheat beer kick with a smidge of citrus. Finishes heavy on yeast. Typical Sam Adams overhype.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnowek (678) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Banana and clove taste. Offputting hint of bitterness. Light and fresh texture, though.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DocJitsu (1272) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Pours a clear, classic golden with a short white head. Banana and Clive on the nose. Medium body with good carbonation. Subdued flavors of lemon, banana, and clove.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KoRoBeNiKi (130) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Aroma: Citrus, especially lemon, a smidgeon of wheat, hops Appearance: Yellow, light, small white head. Taste: A lot of lemon, a little wheat Palate: refreshing, as expected. Overall: A bit too boring and a bit too much lemon, prefer other wheat beers more. Refreshing but ehh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (409) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Tap@tonyroma,Orlando. Hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma has citrus and spices. Taste has some malt and is quite sweet. Flavors of light wheat, citrus and spices.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Augdraught1981 (201) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Pale golden pour with light spice on the nose and a lack of any real flavor. Finishes with a light, slightly astringent bitterness. Pretty boring beer from a great brewery.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (744) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2015
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1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gbgbrouge (339) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2015
From tap. Yellow gold with medium head. Aroma is sharp with citrus notes and an artificial note that I can’t place. Taste is sharp citrus and a dry after taste that is quite stale.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Larry_Duffman (85) - - MAY 10, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2015 This is a re-rate. I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a cloudy golden color with a decent white head and lacing. The aroma is faint with lemon and grain. The taste is lemon, spice, and wheat. It has a pretty full mouth feel. It is overly sweet and heavy to be a great summer ale in my opinion. It could stand to be crisper and hoppier.


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